Florence is one of the main Art Cities of Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered the birth place of the Renaissance. The city reached its full splendor during the Medici rule, and lots of the artistic and architectural heritage that has rendered this city unique in the world is greatly due to the Medici’s.
Florence is also an influential university centre.
Must-sees: the church of Santa Maria Novella, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with the majestic cupola of Brunelleschi, the basilica of Santa Croce where famous celebrities are buried the likes of Niccolò Macchiavelli, Michelangelo, Donatello, Galileo Galilei, Enrico Fermi, Leon Battista Alberti, Ugo Foscolo and many others.
Palazzo Vecchio and the Piazza della Signoria in front, the museum of Uffizi where you can contemplate many international painting works of arts of various periods, and naturally Ponte Vecchio with its ancient goldsmith shops; and you still have the Boboli Gardens, and at the heights of the city the Michelangelo Square.
If you spend your holiday in Tuscany you absolutely cannot miss visiting this city; Florence is approximately 140 Km from Camping Souvenir and Marina di Massa.